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Gary Jules

by Gary Jules

Includes Billboard chart single FALLING AWAKE as featured on Grey's Anatomy. Self-titled follow-up to 2002's Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets from the singer of Mad World in Donnie Darko.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Falling Awake
5:11 $0.99
2. The Devil Keeps Grinning
4:29 $0.99
3. Gone Daddy
4:19 $0.99
4. Serpent-In-Claw
3:48 $0.99
5. Little Greenie
3:10 $0.99
6. There's a Hole in the Sky
3:34 $0.99
7. Whiskey for Everybody
3:28 $0.99
8. Wichita
4:02 $0.99
9. Andalucia
4:32 $0.99
10. Dustcloud and the Honeybees
3:24 $0.99
11. Road Song Blues
2:16 $0.99
12. One Little Light
3:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
"My favorite act in LA? Probably Gary Jules." Nic Harcourt, Host of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic

"I had only heard his cover of Tears for Fears' 'Mad World' from Donnie Darko. When I saw him live I found myself mesmerized by his songs. Such a soulful voice... like whispery life-soundtrack music for grown-up indie kids". (Meredith, San Francisco).

"(’Gary Jules’) is his best yet. Ties it all together. If there is any justice in the world, this record will make Gary Jules a household name... for all of us who sway to Jack Johnson and dream to Elliott Smith. ‘Falling Awake’, ‘Devil Keeps Grinning’, and ‘Gone Daddy are otherworldly’". (Pablo X, Crooklyn).


“Falling Awake”, the first song from Gary Jules’ independently released self-titled album, appeared on two separate Billboard ‘Top 100’ charts in January 2007, one week after being heavily featured in an exceptionally popular episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”.

When the editorial staff at Billboard learned that Jules’ sales numbers were generated solely by iTunes downloads with no commercial radio airplay, record company, manager, publicist, publisher, radio or licensing agent to ‘sell’ the new album into the public eye, they wrote a full-page feature detailing Jules’ unlikely rise to recognition with his album “Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets” (featuring a cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”) and the excitement surrounding the early success of his follow-up, “Gary Jules”.

A live performance of “Falling Awake” on Last Call with Carson Daly on March 21st has sparked a scramble for worldwide physical release and international tour plans, and locked-up opening slots for Tears for Fears this summer.

After years struggling in the nascent Los Angeles underground singer-songwriter scene of the mid-90's, Gary Jules' first record "Greetings from the Side" was recorded for A&M Records and released in August 1998. Weeks later A&M's parent label Polygram was bought by MCA/Universal. Jules and "Greetings" were lost in the proverbial shuffle, but not before both received considerable critical acclaim. Zeke Piestrup of VH-1's show "Fresh" called Jules "The best American singer-songwriter to emerge out of the late '90's -- and the only one worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence with Paul Simon, James Taylor, Cat Stevens and Nick Drake."

In 2001 Jules' original independent release of "Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets," which included a cover of Tears For Fears' "Mad World" that Jules recorded with friend and producer Michael Andrews for the film "Donnie Darko," arrived to even more critical acclaim. The Village Voice called it "the best album to be released this year, anywhere. Period." Rolling Stone Magazine said "Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets is at once beautiful and haunting, depressing and inspiring, lonely and welcoming -- delicately crafted folk music of the highest order." In October 2001, Richard Kelly's film "Donnie Darko" came out in theaters and quickly became a cult phenomenon. Not bad for an album created in a basement for less than $100.

In 2002 "Snakeoil" was championed by Nic Harcourt, host of "Morning Becomes Eclectic" at KCRW-FM in Los Angeles, and by Bruce Warren at WXPN-FM in Philadelphia. With these giants of listener-supported radio spreading the word, Jules toured constantly as an independent artist, sharing the stage with Jack Johnson, Damien Rice, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Mason Jennings, Jewel, Jason Mraz, The Polyphonic Spree, Liz Phair, and Todd Rundgren. His year-long residency at the then anonymous Hotel Cafe in Hollywood has become the stuff of legend in the new LA underground.

In the Fall of 2003 the Jules/Andrews version of "Mad World" started receiving major airplay in the UK. One story goes that it was originally played on-air by Robbie Williams during a guest DJ spot. Others say it was Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Either way, Jules and "Snakeoil" were licensed by Adventures/Sanctuary and in December, fueled by a slew of powerful live television performances and tons of old-fashioned word-of-mouth, Gary Jules and Michael Andrews became only the 6th American act ever to win the coveted "Christmas #1."

"Snakeoil" was released in the UK and Europe in early 2004. Jules went gold, then platinum, in fewer than 8 weeks and in several different European territories. "Mad World" was the biggest single of the year.

Jules also played more than 300 live shows from Summer 2003 through August 2004 in the US, Australia, UK and Europe, including a 3-week Summer '04 run with Bob Dylan, from Ireland to Portugal.

In August 2004, Gary and his wife Greta welcomed the birth of their first child.

In 2006 Jules recorded his self-produced, and self-titled album, released it independently with longtime friends CdBaby.com, then left Los Angeles and moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina, where he is building a home studio and making plans for tours of the US, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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I've been checking here for weeks waiting for this record and without a single listen to any tracks it's ordered and on it's way....Basically don't need to hear it first because I know it's going to be that kind of gives you the shivers stuff!! Hopefully he makes his way to Canada sometime soon!!

M. Felix

How is this not the number 1 selling CD? I feel special like i found a hidden treasure, I wanna share but i wanna keep this gem to myself too. Too much good to say about this CD to fit on a page. xoxoxo


Better and Better
Wow, I think Gary Jules work is priceless. Brilliant. Soulful, and a treasure to be found in each and every song on this CD. This is my second Gary Jules CD and I haven't stop playing both CD's. You've got to hear his work. You'll be hooked too!


Beautiful. Absolutely Beautiful.


Love it
All the songs are great. It's hard to pick a favorite.


Gary Jules Just Keeps Getting Better
This cd is easily Gary Jules' best work so far. Beautiful melodies and lyrics, I have been listening to this cd non stop since it fell through my letterbox. Hopefully it will give Gary Jules the international recognition he deserves.


I love my CD, I can't get enough of it! The lyrics are beautiful and so inspiring! I'm a very happy girl! Thanks!

Nice and mellow
I love the mellow tone of all his songs. His lyrics are funny. And the service from CD baby is great.


Awsome Album!
Great Album! Fluid, light, and airy sound throughout the album.


Gary Jules is the Music Man
Dear Gary,
Thank you for making more beautiful music to share with the world. Please don't wait four more years to share more genius. This album is fantastic!
Scott Farkus
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